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Alshaybani Restaurant

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Hadda, Sanaa, Yemen
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing restaurant

best food ever! The fish was simply amazing, and the bread too. Service is great and quick. Must go in sanaa!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Alex H
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Local cuisine
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Bangkok, Thailand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

best food ever! The fish was simply amazing, and the bread too. Service is great and quick. Must go in sanaa!

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Padua, Italy
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1,030 reviews 1,030 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
706 helpful votes 706 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Yemei food as you find it in this restaurant is as it should be , all the traditional dishes are here . The bread is a funny thing to see and you can have big bread , extra big bread and very big bread ...depending on the number of guests at your table. It is dumped in the middle of... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This restaurant that is located in Hadda St. is worth trying. Hadda St. is outside the old city of Sana'a and given the current unstable situation in the country, it is probably better to have someone (local) take you there (by car). If you are from another country, I would recommend to visit the kitchen because it seems a medieval... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is the best restaurant l have ever visited .. you can find traditional , Arabian or western food ..

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Muscat, Oman
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255 reviews 255 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yemeni Cusine is very rich and versatile , you have some unique dishes done and presented in the unique Haradah which is made out of stone and put on flame before the food is presented in it to keep the food boiling and sizzling through out the meal in Sana'a cold weather. The place is multilevel and offers some of... More 

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Ramallah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

if you like yemeni food , this is the place to be in Sanaa. try the Mikhbaza, backed fish it is simple, fresh and taste> price depends on the size between USD 7-12> I also tried their lamb and it is very delicious. Just try it. don't forget to ask for the forks because Yemenis eat using their hands>

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Sanaa, Yemen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Actually Alshaybani restaurant is one of the famous and great restaurants in Yemen. They cook a delicious local Yemeni food I advice you to try the fish and other dishes.

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Trieste, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Reading the Lonely Planet guide and listening to locals, I thought this restaurant was something special, but to be honest I was not impressed at all. It is famous for fish but after a lot of that in Socotra I wanted something else and I ordered the meat mix (don't remember exactly the name of the dish): when they brought... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

its a traditional restaurant.that serves a very good traditional yemeni food with a an excellent qualified services

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Sanaa, Yemen
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Alshaybani is a group of restaurant runs by Alshaybani family, however, these restaurants serve tasty Yemeni food (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner). totally recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hadda, Sanaa, Yemen
  • Location: Middle East  >  Yemen  >  Sanaa

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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